Wizkid was conceived Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun on July 16, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria. There has been a little contention about his date of birth, a few sources have asserted he was conceived on July 16, 1989.
He was naturally introduced to a polygamous family – his dad had three spouses. His mom is a Christian and his dad a Muslim. Wizkid who followed his mom to the congregation started singing in his neighborhood church at the youthful age of 11 years. He was a decent vocalist as well as a lead artist.
Before his huge break came in 2009, Wizkid discharged two or three collections. As a feature of the congregation ensemble, he created a collection. He later proceeded to frame a singing gathering with five of his congregation companions, the gathering was known as "Wonderful Five".
Before he at long last agreed to the stage name Wizkid, he performed utilizing different names, for example, "Magnificent Five", just as "Lil Prinz". While utilizing the name Lil Prinz, he had the option to record a collection with 7 tracks.
Wizkid's enormous break in the music business came in the year 2009. This is after effectively teaming up with famous performer M.I. The two craftsmen created the honor winning track "Quick Money" which not just proceeded to get numerous assignments and grants yet in addition got a great deal of airplay both in Nigeria just as in numerous other African nations.
In 2010, he discharged Holla at Your Boy. The tune earned him the Next Rated grant at the 2011 Headies and he was named for Best Pop Single at the previously mentioned entertainment ceremony. The music video for a similar tune was named for Most Gifted Newcomer Video at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards. It was likewise assigned for Best Afro Pop Video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).
His music profession has developed from that point forward and has had the benefit of working with well known craftsmen both locally and universal. Locally, he has worked with preferences of 2Face Idibia, Naeto C, Sound Sultan, grant winning maker OJB, among others.
Globally, he has worked with Drake, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, French Montana, Kranium, Ty Dolla $ign and so on.
In 2016, Wizkid turned into Nigeria's first craftsman to rise on Billboard's Twitter Last 24 hours diagram following his visitor include on Drake's afrobeat-mixed One Dance single, which showed up at number 21. By May, the melody had arrived at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 graph, a position it kept up for 10 non-back to back weeks.
This didn't stop there, the melody proceeded to turn into a universal hit, besting the outlines in 15 unique nations, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany.
Grants And Nominations
The African star kid is a beneficiary of two City People Entertainment Awards, two BET Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, two Ghana Music Awards, three MOBO Awards, six The Headies Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, six Nigeria Entertainment Awards, four MTV Africa Music Awards, a Future Award, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, two SoundCity MVP Awards, two Dynamix All Youth Awards, and one MTV Europe Music Award.
He has likewise been selected for:
MTV Europe Music Awards (multiple times)
American Music Awards (thrice)
World Music Awards (multiple times)
Grammy Awards (once)
He was likewise selected for six (6) classifications of the 2017 Sound city grant and he won the 'Computerized Artiste of the Year'.
The Starboy's total assets is an expected $14 million – that is about N5 billion. He supposedly charges N6 million for each show. Aside from his music vocation, Wizkid has different endeavors that have brought him cash.
For example, he has his own music name Starboy Entertainment established in 2013. He additionally rakes in tons of cash from his numerous supports. In 2012, he marked a one-year support manage Pepsi supposedly worth $350,000.
In 2013, he marked a N110 million agreement with MTN. In 2015, the vocalist got one of Globacom's image represetative for N180 million.
Vehicles And House
The multi-capable performer possesses two huge and very costly houses. One in Lekki and the other one in Los Angeles. The Lekki house is said to be worth N70 million.
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